Practical Hunting Rifle

Hunting rifles, typically lever action rifles and bolt action rifles, are often overlooked as serious self defense weapons.  Certainly, modern carbines, such as the AR-15 and AK-47, have significant design advantages, most notably high capacity magazines, semi-automatic actions, and rapid reloads.  However, virtually every hunter and gun enthusiast owns at least one hunting rifle.  Lever Action rifles, in particular, are the quintessential American rifle.  They share a rich history dating back more than 150 years and are still considered one of the best rifles available for hunting and recreational shooting.  While we don’t advocate a hunting rifle as your primary choice for self defense, they are exceptionally capable weapons and with the proper training are an effective choice for self defense.  This class is designed to teach you how to operate your rifle in a self defense role.

  • 8-Hours of Range Instruction
  • Equipment Selection and Maintenance
  • Fundamentals of Marksmanship
  • Effective Reloading
  • Rifle to Handgun Transitions
  • Alternate Shooting Positions
  • Shooting and Moving

Required Equipment:

  • Reliable Hunting Rifle: Lever Action or Bolt Action rifle
  • 150+ Rounds of Rifle Ammunition
  • Rifle Sling (highly recommended)
  • Ammo carriers (fore grip bandolier or a butt stock shell holder)
  • Pistol with appropriate holster
  • 75+ Rounds of Pistol Ammunition
  • Hearing Protection and Eye Protection (electronic hearing protection recommended)
  • Carbine Cleaning and Lubrication Supplies
  • Knee and Elbow Pads (optional)
  • Food, Water, Hat, Closed Toed Shoes, and Weather Appropriate Clothing